We’re looking for a new member of our team at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center to serve as the Facility Director of our Biomolecular NMR Facility. From my perspective, this is an outstanding opportunity – scientifically, overseeing a modern NMR center established in 2015 with 600/700/800MHz NMR systems equipped with unique capabilities for pressure / photochemical / drug screening studies in a new interdisciplinary research center. An additional 10 NMR systems from 500-900MHz are used for biomolecular NMR research next door at the adjacent New York Structural Biology Center and City College of New York, making this a very rich environment for this kind of work. Opportunities are available and encouraged for independent research as well. Logistically, this is a hard money research-track faculty position, providing additional benefits. Interested parties should contact Kevin Gardner (email@example.com) and/or check out the facility website. Click here to apply for the position – note that you’ll need to create an account on the CUNY website to do so.
FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
The Graduate Center, CUNY is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation’s largest urban public university. With over 35 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, the Graduate Center fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Graduate Center’s commitment to research and scholarship for the public good is exemplified by its more than 30 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), a 200,000 square-foot facility in upper Manhattan, designed to promote collaboration among scientists in five areas of global research and innovation: structural biology, nanoscience, photonics, neuroscience, and environmental sciences.
The ASRC seeks a Biomolecular Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Core Facility Manager, in the rank of a Research Assistant / Associate / Full Professor, depending on experience. This position will report to the Director of the Structural Biology Initiative.
Duties include but are not limited to:
- Manage the daily operation and maintenance of 3 Bruker Advance III Biomolecular Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometers along with associated probes, accessories, and infrastructure.
- Oversee proper upkeep and maintenance of Quantum Technologies helium recovery system in collaboration with two other research staff.
- Implement fully automated setups for advanced NMR spectroscopy, data acquisition, processing, and analysis with application in characterization of biomolecular structure, dynamics, and function.
- Work with users to implement, or where relevant develop, new NMR experiments in different functionality, including high pressure/photochemical applications, NMR-based screening.
- Participate, and where appropriate, lead workshops and teaching classes.
- Work with administrative staff to invoice and bill academic and industry users for experimental time.
- As interested, develop research programs independently or in conjunction with users, writing in-house or external grant applications to support this work.
Candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree, ideally complemented by postdoctoral or other post-degree training, with a strong knowledge of biomolecular solution NMR spectroscopy, good practical and technical understanding of NMR spectrometers. Experience with prior facility administration is strongly preferred, but not required. Experience with protein/ligand screening, small molecule characterization, and solid-state NMR are considered a plus. Excellent collaborative and communication skills are expected, given the requirement to work with a broad range of on-site and remote users, students, and support personnel.
Research-track faculty engage in, are responsible for, manage, and/or execute significant areas of research or scholarship. They may serve as principal or co-principal investigators on grants or contracts, manage postdoctoral fellows and their research projects or supervise graduate or undergraduate student research. Research track faculty hold full-time, non-tenure track positions. While they may participate in instructional programs, such as lectures or demonstrations, they are not assigned regular teaching duties.
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.
HOW TO APPLY
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Open until filled with review of applications to begin on June 14, 2021
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